This week: The Essentials and an Exciting Collab
Study the Classics
The kids don’t have to be the only ones learning from home during this round of lockdown… you can also brush up on your musical history with ROXi’s updated Essential Albums section.
And we’re not here to try to out-cool you with some sort of High Fidelity-esque list of Siberian avant-garde xylophone solos – we’re talking about a collection of the best-loved, crowd-pleasing, most influential, meat-and-potatoes albums that have stood the test of time and turning of the trend tides.
Get reacquainted with the majesty of Prince’s Purple Rain; remember how awestruck repeated plays of Kate Bush’s masterpiece Hounds of Love left you; soothe your frayed nerves with Tracy Chapman’s timeless self-titled debut; fall in love again to Sade’s sparkling Diamond Life; and so many more. There was a time, not too long ago, where sitting down and listening to an entire album from start to finish was an event – go back and visit those days by heading to Charts / Essential Albums.
Two global phenoms revealed their much-anticipated collaboration, melding their individual styles and languages: Billie Eilish and Rosalía with Lo Vas a Olvidar. Sung in both English and Spanish and produced by Billie’s brother and frequent collaborator Finneas, the haunting track introduces Eilish’s audience to R&B/flamenco diva Rosalía, who is already a bona fide superstar outside of the UK. Check it out by typing “Lo Vas a Olvidar” in Search on ROXi.
Also on ROXi this week…
TRENDING ON ROXi:
Still singing those TikTok sea shanties? Well, the man responsible for kicking it off, Nathan Evans, has quit his job as a postman and signed a major-label deal. Hear his first single by searching for “Nathan Evans – Wellerman” on ROXi.
NEW SINGLE ON ROXi:
Thanks again, TikTok: rapper/singer Doja Cat is back in the top 20 with her album track Streets, a song first released in November 2019 but was recently used in so many videos on the social media platform it became a hit. Hear it under Charts / Singles Chart.
PLAYLIST ON ROXi:
In the 70s, baggy-trousered British kids in ballrooms turned forgotten 60s soul records into a scene that will never die. Keep the faith with Tainted Love, Do I Love You, and more in our Northern Soul Floorfillers playlist in Genres / Urban.